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Report: Sheriff Knew About Loughner’s Actions & Previous Threats – Failed to Act
Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, January 10, 2011, 4:25 PM
The sheriff failed to protect the community from this lunatic despite previous threats.
On Saturday evening Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told reporters that the Tucson Safeway shooter had made previous threats.
There are now accusations that Dupnik knew about the previous threats by leftwing pothead Jared Loughner and did nothing to protect the Tucson community from this homicidal young man.
The Clolla Jumps:
The sheriff has been editorializing and politicizing the event since he took the podium to report on the incident. His blaming of radio personalities and bloggers is a pre-emptive strike because Mr. Dupnik knows this tragedy lays at his feet and his office. Six people died on his watch and he could have prevented it. He needs to step up and start apologizing to the families of the victims instead of spinning this event to serve his own political agenda.
Jared Loughner, pronounced by the Sheriff as Lock-ner, saying it was the Polish pronunciation. Of course he meant Scott or Irish but that isn’t the point. The point is he and his office have had previous contact with the alleged assailant in the past and that is how he knows how to pronounce the name.
Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system. It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved as Jared Loughner has a family member that works for Pima County. Amy Loughner is a Natural Resource specialist for the Pima County Parks and Recreation. My sympathies and my heart goes out to her and the rest of Mr. Loughner’s family. This tragedy must be tearing them up inside wondering if they had done the right things in trying to manage Jared’s obvious mental instability.
Every victim of his threats previously must also be wondering if this tragedy could have been prevented if they had been more aggressive in pursuing charges against Mr. Loughner. Perhaps with a felony conviction he would never have been able to lawfully by the Glock 9mm Model 19 that he used to strike down the lives of six people and decimate 14 more.
This was not an act of politics. This was an act of a mentally disturbed young man hell bent on getting his 15 minutes of infamy. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department was aware of his violent nature and they failed to act appropriately. This tragedy leads right back to Sherriff Dupnik and all the spin in the world is not going to change that fact.
Hat Tip Larwyn
As Ace says, “This is a claim. We’ll see if it’s true.”
Related… The Loughner family is now barring the FBI from entering their home. That’s strange.
Bob Kerrey: The health-care bill was one of the reasons Loughner was angry
posted at 4:52 pm on January 10, 2011 by Allahpundit
I know Ed mentioned it earlier but I think it deserves its own post. So random and haphazard is this that I can’t even tell if Kerrey means Loughner was angry about the original health-care bill that passed in March (i.e. the “rabid tea partier” narrative) or the repeal bill that the House will vote on next week (which Kerrey explicitly mentions here). Presumably it’s the former. There’s not a shred of evidence I know of to support his theory and Kerrey himself seems to breeze past it as if it’s an afterthought, quickly qualifying it by noting that Loughner’s obviously disturbed and that his politics aren’t of much significance. But maybe that’s the point — that we’ve now reached the point with this story where the facts are so tangential and egregious smears so casual that this bubbled up to his lips almost instinctively. The past two days have been the media equivalent of a 50-car pile-up, the “conservatives did it!” narrative crashing headlong into the fact of this guy’s apolitical madness over and over again. Sometimes, as Karl notes, it’s framed in a faux-objective way, sometimes it’s right in your face, other times it’s delivered without a scrap of irony by liberals who have themselves threatened to knock tea partiers’ teeth out. It’s too hard to stay on top of all of it, but here’s my favorite example from the past few hours — the chancellor of UC-Berkeley inducting himself into the self-parody hall of fame: .
Such a brutal and violent attack on an individual who has devoted herself to public service is deeply regrettable. It calls upon us as an academic community to stop and ponder the climate in which such an act can be contemplated, even by a mind that is profoundly disturbed. A climate in which demonization of others goes unchallenged and hateful speech is tolerated can lead to such a tragedy. I believe that it is not a coincidence that this tragedy has occurred in a state which has legislated discrimination against undocumented persons. This same mean-spirited xenophobia played a major role in the defeat of the Dream Act by our legislators in Washington, leaving many exceptionally talented and deserving young people, including our own undocumented students, painfully in limbo with regard to their futures in this country.
On our own campus, and throughout all the campuses of the University of California, we must continue to work toward a climate of equity and inclusion for all. We must be vigilant to condemn hate speech and acts of vandalism on our campuses by those wanting to promote enmity. We must work to support dialogue about our differences and eschew expressions of demonization of others, including virulent attacks on Israel, anti-Muslim graffiti, racism towards African-Americans, Chicano/Latinos and other underrepresented minority groups, and homophobic acts. Continuing to support our principles of community will ensure a better and safer campus. We must do this now so that our students, as future leaders of this great country, will continue to set the standard for a better and safer nation.
Italics his. Thus does a warning about not demonizing others segue instantly into accusations of “mean-spirited xenophobia” and a search for Loughner’s motive lead to hazy assertions about a political “climate.” This from a professional educator — whose background, if you can believe it, is in hard science. Proof is important in physics but not so much in life, I guess.
Kerrey seems ready to detour around the 50-car pile-up at the start of the clip, but then before you know it — bam. Ah well. Not the first time a center-left politician has talked out of his ass to blame political violence on opposition to ObamaCare, and surely not the last. George Will has an op-ed out today describing the left’s demagoguery of the shooting as a form of McCarthyism (“devoid of intellectual content, unsupported by data”), but my preferred cliche as I watched the coverage this weekend was Orwell. As a friend said on Twitter, when the Soviets framed someone for a political crime, at least they had the decency to plant some fake evidence to back it up. We’re actually past that point now, with analyses being written about the impact this will have on Sarah Palin’s political future even though there’s no evidence that Loughner was influenced by her in any way. When you’re building a theory of a murder to support your political agenda based on nothing, that’s not “news.” It’s propaganda. Click the image to watch.
Megyn Kelly Takes On Leftist Hero Sheriff Dupnik After He Blamed Conservatives For Screwball’s Killing Spree (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 9:11 PM
Megyn Kelly took on the dishonorable Arizona Sheriff Clarenece Dupnik after his offensive remarks blaming conservatives for the shooting spree by and anti-Christian, anti-Constitution, left-wing, pro-Marx, antiflag, “quite liberal” lunatic.
“The viewers want to know why you are putting a political spin on this when you should be focusing on the facts.”
The crazy irresponsible sheriff had nothing to back up his inflammatory statements.
On Fox News, Megyn Kelly interviewed the man in charge of the Arizona shooting investigation, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. Kelly introduced the interview saying, “it is always a difficult task to try to assign reason to an irrational act, but that is one of the things that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is trying to do.”
From there, Kelly was persistent, yet extremely deferential as she expressed the doubts of many who are wondering why the Sheriff is so publicly offering his speculative opinion that “vitriolic rhetoric” helped lead to the tragedy. Although the sheriff had no specific evidence of such rhetoric yet, he claimed there is “no doubt in my mind that when a number of people night and day try to inflame the public, that there’s going to be some consequences from doing that and I think it’s irresponsible to do that.”
When he also warned that “free speech is free speech but it’s not without consequences,” Kelly questioned whether it was appropriate for a sheriff to be injecting their political spin? The sheriff answered that ultimately it’s up to the viewers to decide.
Sheriff Dupnik needs to step down.
What a horrible person.
Related… Arizona Sheriff Says He Doesn’t Know Why Loughner Shot Giffords And Others But He’s Pretty Sure It’s Because Of Republicans
Loughner Family Blocks FBI Agents From Home
Updated: 7:21 p.m.
The family of Jared Loughner barricaded themselves inside their Tucson home Monday and refused to allow FBI agents inside to continue an investigation into a deadly Saturday shooting, the Arizona Republic reported.
Loughner, 22, was taken into custody Saturday after an attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) left the lawmaker severely injured and six others dead.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence Anderson ordered later Monday that Loughner be held without bail, the Arizona Republic reported. Anderson informed the defendant that he could be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty if convicted of the deaths of U.S. District Judge John Roll and Gabe Zimmerman, a Giffords aide. He could receive up to life in prison if convicted of shooting Giffords and up to 20 years in prison if convicted in the shootings of two other aides to Giffords.
FBI agents attempted to gain access to the house at 12:25 p.m. Mountain time only to discover the family had erected a plywood barricade blocking access to the front porch. The family refused access to the agents, who banged on the barricade, yelling, “This is the FBI. Let us in,” according to the newspaper.
It is unclear why the family would try to block access to the house, which law enforcement officials searched over the weekend.
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